Petra O'Rourke

Kuvassa iso silmä, kuvituskuva.

We Research: A sensory accessibility app

The DigiNepsy project of Satakunta University of Applied Sciences has been working on a web application that helps to map a sensory accessibility of spaces. The idea is that the sensory load of spaces is measured together with a sensory sensitive person. The easy-to-use application will guide its users to pay attention to the main sources of sensory load and, based on the answers, will summarise the most significant sources of sensory load of the space.

Welding with a blue light.

We Research: Efficiency of machine shops

SAMK has been studying robotics, automation and the productivity improvements they bring from different angles for decades. ‘Tehokas konepaja’ (Efficient Machine Shop) project investigates the efficiency of machine shops in four different functions. These are digitalization, welding robotics, 3D machine vision and energy efficiency.

A man wearing exoskeleton, surrounded by people.

We research: Robot-assisted gait rehabilitation

SAMK has been researching robot-assisted walking rehabilitation using a lower limb exoskeleton with the region’s work-life partners since 2019. Of particular interest are the effectiveness of exoskeleton training in different patient groups, and the development of technology for measuring the effects of gait rehabilitation together with the University of Tampere.

Batteries on a production line.

We research: Artificial intelligence and recycling batteries

Consumers are used to take their used batteries and piles to over 10 000 recycling points in different shops and supermarkets around the country. The aim is to recycle 45 per cent of batteries and piles, and during the last few years, this objective has been reached. In the recycling process ferromagnetic materials and zinc are separated from batteries and piles. These metals are reused in building, automotive and pharmaceutical industry.